Leap Year


Leap Year

Critics Consensus

Amy Adams is as appealing as ever, but her charms aren't enough to keep Leap Year from succumbing to an overabundance of clichés and an unfunny script.



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A woman (Amy Adams) heads to Ireland in order to force her boyfriend (Adam Scott) to accept her wedding proposal by scheduling it on leap day, the only time when he couldn't refuse due to the country's tradition in this Spyglass Entertainment romantic comedy. Shopgirl's Anand Tucker directs from a script by Harry Elfont and Deborah Kaplan. Matthew Goode co-stars as a handsome innkeeper who throws a wrench into the woman's plans.


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Critic Reviews for Leap Year

All Critics (133) | Top Critics (35) | Fresh (30) | Rotten (103)

  • While thereâ(TM)s some chemistry between the pair, itâ(TM)s not enough to compensate for their paper-thin characters, never mind all the crosseyed Guinness-swilling extras.

    Feb 26, 2010 | Rating: 1/5

    Anna Smith

    Time Out
    Top Critic
  • The film is packed with spontaneous acts of Irish country dancing and twinkly locals beaming over their Guinness. Ireland should sue.

    Feb 26, 2010 | Rating: 1/5 | Full Review…

    Wendy Ide

    Times (UK)
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  • The only "leap" I felt like making was off a motorway gantry into the fast lane of the M25.

    Feb 26, 2010 | Rating: 1/5 | Full Review…
  • Adams and Goode are hampered by a witless script, which aims for It Happened One Night cross-country battle-of-the-sexes entertainment but misses the mark so completely.

    Feb 26, 2010
  • In Hollywood, it's all about the concept, and some studio executive must have thought it would be fun to watch Adams slogging around in the Irish mud. Unfortunately, there's no accounting for taste.

    Jan 14, 2010 | Rating: 2/4
  • Leap Year is a sweet little movie, although so by the books that it doesn't exactly distinguish itself

    Jan 9, 2010 | Rating: 2.5/5 | Full Review…

Audience Reviews for Leap Year

  • Mar 16, 2016
    A fun and quirky romantic comedy, Leap Year delivers a lot of laughs. A woman frustrated in her relationship decides to pay a surprise visit to her boyfriend while he's on a business trip to Dublin and use an Irish tradition that allows a woman to propose to a man on Leap Day (February 29) to propose to him; but her plans are thrown for a loop when her plane is diverted and she's forced to hire a guide to get her to Dublin. Amy Adams and Matthew Goode have great chemistry together and delivery some very good performances. And the comedy is well-done, with a nice mix of clever jokes and slapstick. Still, at its core Leap Year is a stereotypical romantic comedy that sticks to formula.
    Dann M Super Reviewer
  • Aug 23, 2015
    I normally don't watch these but I didn't mind the setting and the actors. Not the greatest romantic comedies but not the worst film I've seen.
    Brendan N Super Reviewer
  • Feb 18, 2012
    I'm surprised this flick is inspired by Bollywood rom-com 'Jab We met' according to IMDB trivia page. I liked both movie, but if I can be honest, Bollywood provided more color and fun with the melodious songs and dancing. But again, Leap Year has got the cute-as-button Amy Adams and Ireland landscape which is breathtakingly beautiful. 5.8/10.
    Mesh B Super Reviewer
  • Dec 02, 2011
    Romance comedies have been bad for years, the record stands even stronger with this. Amy Adams needs to stick with movies like The Fighter, and he just needs to get in more movies PERIOD! A boring and predictable movie but I did respect the beautiful settings in Ireland, but then we get dumped back with a cliche and dumb ending where nobody even wants to stay in the theatre anymore.
    Bradley W Super Reviewer

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